Oh, and the new colonel is Reba McEntire, the first time a woman has portrayed the chicken icon.
What she's part of, specifically, is selling the chain's newest regional flavor, Smoky Mountain BBQ fried chicken. "The pairing of a universally loved music legend like Reba with a universally appealing flavor like Smoky Mountain BBQ makes what I like to call 'Smoky Mountain Magic'".
So we watched the spot and sure enough, yes, there's Reba onstage crooning along as a mellifluous Colonel Sanders!
Reba as Colonel Sanders is the ad campaign we never knew we needed, until now.
"Nothing to see here, folks".
The drag KFC appearance for McEntire suggests that the company is adapting to changing cultural norms regarding what is considered acceptable, even in the South.
'I thought the transformation was really amusing, ' said McEntire, who will appear in the ads until the end of April. She tells the AP she "got a big kick" out of taking on the role; she was asked about doing so in December. "KFC has been a part of my life forever".
People magazine reports the commercials will start airing January 28.
KFC posted the first ad Thursday, and it's already generating a little controversy, with one YouTube user commenting: "When feminism goes too far..."
Andrea Zahumensky is KFC's new chief marketing director who oversaw the ad. She is definitely sweet.
For the hundreds of people marching through campus chanting "time's up MSU", the resignation of former president Lou Anna K. The NCAA announced this week it planned to investigate the Michigan State athletic department amid the Nassar revelations.
Michigan Democrat Gary Peters told reporters that it wasn't just McConnell's promise that won over Democrats. That is the common name given to those who are in the USA illegally after entering the country as children.
Australians will see another lunar eclipse in July this year, when the Earth, sun and moon come together again in ideal alignment. The last time there was a blue moon total lunar eclipse was December 30, 1982, but that one was not visible in North America.
In Afrin, the civilian death toll rose to 28 since the start of the assault, the Britain-based Observatory for Human Rights said. A senior US official said that as of Tuesday the Turks had not been ready to engage in detail on such a proposal.
Gaiman tweeted: "I miss her as a glorious amusing prickly person, and I miss her as the deepest and smartest of the writers, too". When she began publishing as an adult in the 1960s, sci-fi and fantasy had few women and no respect. "We live in capitalism.
He ranked tied for first among qualified rookies in blocks per game, second in field-goal percentage (59) and fourth in rebounds. The Dallas Mavericks announced today that rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr. was selected to compete for the U.S.
The below-quota rate goes down to 18 percent and 16 percent in the second and third years, respectively. The tariff also allows 2.5 gigawatts of unassembled solar cells to be imported tariff-free each year.
He should be supported by a midfield duo of N'Golo Kante and Tiemoue Bakayoko, who will add some mettle to their lineup. The Blues are now unbeaten since 9 December but Conte is expecting a tough test against Arsenal .
According to Duska, most people who have been sexually active have been exposed to this virus at some point in their lives. Pearls of Wisdom, a symbol aimed at raising awareness of cervical cancer, will also be distributed at the Cork event.
The state bears some responsibility for ensuring that children are getting the basics of a good education and that they are safe. All it takes is for one sibling hungry for parental approval - or extra food - to let slip that an escape is being planned.
Mix in the relative apathy towards long-perceived vices and it's a matter of time until professional leagues facilitate gambling. The NBA proposed a plan Wednesday to receive 1 percent of every wager on its games, according to the New York Daily News .
Oil prices hit $65 for first time in years
Besides, ample stocks position following higher supplies from producing regions too fuelled the downtrend. Dollar. 2017 began with oil prices climbing in the $45-55 range to end the year near $67 a barrel.
Donaldson goes low in Dubai
But it's great that Danny (Willettt) and Sergio (Garcia) went on to do something very special a couple of events after winning here".
Casey Affleck will not attend Academy Awards
It is an Oscars tradition that the best actor for the previous year hands out the award to the new best actress victor . Academy tradition dictates that the victor of the best actor award presents the best actress award the following year.